New book gives voice to women in activism
Chicago political analyst and activist Rebecca Sive has worked with everyone from former Mayor Harold Washington to former Presidents Bill Clinton & Barack Obama.
- In her new book, called "Make Herstory Your Story: Your Guided Journal to Justice Everyday for Every Woman," Sive skips politics to focus on women in activism.
Why it matters: There has been a renewed effort to recruit women for elected positions in Illinois. Sive wants to bring that same effort to activism.
- "I'm not a doctor or a nurse, but I am a writer and community organizer. So a new tool for activism seemed like something I could contribute," Sive tells Axios.
Details: Sive's last book was about electing women to local offices. This one is less about winning elections and more about getting your voice heard.
- "To me, justice means that every woman, regardless of where she lives, what she does, or what kind of family she lives in, has the opportunity to realize her dreams − and help other women achieve theirs."
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